63% employees suffer from distraction, visual noise and loud noises in the office.
20% employees spend their working day trying to focus on the task, finding a convenient place.
50 дБ top rate for focused work. 60-65 dB - noise level from spoken speech.
Sensors will automatically turn on the light and activate air circulation
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What associations do we have with the adjective "open"? This is something positive and opposite of the cold and framed synonym “closed”. Above all, openness should breed honesty, transparency and the ability to freely share ideas. Read more...
Joint meetings have both positive and negative sides. They are a kind of personification of an environment in which different kinds of ideas can come from any end of the room. On the other hand, such an environment makes it difficult for employees to handle incoming phone calls, prevents them from concentrating and focusing on the ideas and tasks assigned to them. Read more...
Disadvantages of open offices
What associations do we have with the adjective "open"? This is something positive and opposite of the cold and framed synonym “closed”. Above all, openness should breed honesty, transparency and the ability to freely share ideas. Many of us see a huge advantage in programs with
open source, which is largely a product of collaboration, and is admired by people and corporations that are always open to change and new opportunities. However, despite the advantages listed above, by gaining openness, we lose personal space, privacy and, to some extent, comfort.
All people value personal space and subordination, both at home and at work. When employees have enough personal space, they work much more efficiently, because when they are not surrounded by constantly noisy colleagues, but are quiet and calm, it is much easier to concentrate. Another advantage is the ability to conduct confidential conversations face to face.
Walls create privacy and minimize distractions that interfere with focus and efficiency.
When a company faces the problem of choosing between moving to a new office and renovating an old one, many new questions arise related to the organization of space. Despite the fact that offices with open space are now at the peak of their popularity, many companies have already experienced all the advantages and disadvantages of this innovation and returned to the old concept of dividing the workspace into different rooms. So is it really openness and the ability to work together, which are provided by premises that are not divided into separate offices, which were still so admired yesterday, today everyone is ready to exchange for an individual workplace, privacy and personal space?
Like all innovations, offices with an open organization of space have not only advantages, but also disadvantages. While control becomes much easier, it often has a negative impact on the work process and its productivity. Employees begin to feel pressure from management, especially when they sense that the manager is watching them while they are on the phone, or they sense that someone is looking over their shoulder at their monitor.
Employees work much more efficiently when they can concentrate on their task and when they have enough personal space, which is hardly possible in an open office. The feeling that someone is watching you all the time and controlling your every step reduces productivity.
The likelihood of a conflict
Everyone dreams of working in a team where everyone gets along well with each other, and, often, open offices contribute to this, but do not forget that from time to time everyone needs to be alone with themselves. Unfortunately, not all employees have a sense of tact and some can speak quite loudly, which can interfere with the work of their colleagues: lack of offices with no division into separate offices - lack of soundproofing. In open offices, noise cannot be avoided, which can cause conflicts.
Dissatisfaction with your workplace
Many people prefer to have a permanently fixed workplace for them and a certain personal space, the absence of which can negatively affect a person's attitude towards his work and the company as a whole, and the performance of his duties.
When the team is satisfied, the company thrives. Employees work selflessly and fulfill all their duties, they are loyal to their company and are not ready to exchange it for something other. When problems arise in the team, the company will immediately feel it in the form of a drop in productivity and high staff turnover.
Inability to concentrate
Dialogue is the key to successful cooperation, but not all dialogues are important, some of them are idle chatter and a waste of time. Workers in open-space offices are constantly surrounded by noise and distractions, which can negatively affect them and their work. The right solution for organizing an office space is to create an area where employees can go to share their ideas with each other, and a separate space where each employee can safely do their job.
How to eliminate all the disadvantages of open space offices and preserve their advantages?
A company that values and respects its employees will listen to their needs, without necessarily making a categorical choice between a classic office structure and modern open offices. In the same office at the same time, the possibility of teamwork and the personal space that each of us needs from time to time can coexist.
Employers should not turn a blind eye to the disadvantages of open offices: they have a negative impact on people who work for a long time in such conditions. The constant hum and chatter put a person into a permanent state of stress, which affects productivity. So the right step is to provide each employee with a space where he can focus on his work in peace and quiet.
Joint meetings have both positive and negative sides. They are a kind of personification of an environment in which different kinds of ideas can come from any end of the room. On the other hand, such an environment makes it difficult for employees to handle incoming phone calls, prevents them from concentrating and focusing on the ideas and tasks assigned to them. We can say with confidence that in such an environment, the employee is unable to show his full potential throughout the working day.
Meetings that are short in nature are extremely effective, but they only take up a fraction of the day. Open-plan office space is more like an endless meeting.
Staff members are unable to do their jobs in open offices without constant distraction and distraction. Workers are extremely agitated and overwrought, and the possibility of any important, confidential and calm conversation is minimized.
You can understand the reason for the emergence of the idea of open offices. Direct face-to-face contact looks much more advantageous than any electronic form of interaction. And if such communication contributes to the quality of employees' performance of their work, then it seems logical to abandon any form of barriers that stand in the way of such interaction. It was this understanding that led to the fall of the office walls, at least the internal ones. Did it ultimately lead to the desired result?
On the contrary. Every office worker needs a calm, quiet environment. To collect your thoughts and process the available information. Walls are conducive to such work and allow the worker to complete the necessary tasks in a private environment. Partitions also offer a sense of privacy, which is essential when talking to customers on the phone.
Employees have great difficulty working in a stressful environment, which is greatly facilitated by the oppressive and somewhat annoying open office environment. Maintaining a low level of emotional stress is a key factor in maintaining high employee performance and, importantly, has a beneficial effect on employee morale.
Organizations that fail to guarantee a pleasant work environment for their employees ultimately face the problem of degraded productivity due to high turnover rates and high number of sick days. It can be very difficult to compensate for the loss of an employee, his further training requires additional costs and time, all this leads to significant costs in business.
Lack of privacy can exacerbate the adverse impact and stress that a worker faces on a daily basis. Consider civil airlines, for example. The most expensive seats on the plane are characterized by privacy and some intimacy. On the other hand, there are hardly many people who want to rub their shoulders among the bulk of passengers. Something similar can be seen in the research results, which show that it is very difficult for employees who work close to each other to abstract themselves from the team and immerse themselves in their work.
Hardly anyone would have liked if someone else, and not ourselves, regulated the lighting, heat and noise from the TV or radio in our own home. Work, in this respect, should not be perceived differently. Some employees tune in to work with music, while others can be very annoyed. Each has its own character and the division of office space into sections contributes to the individualization of the workspace. It is this approach that provides the desired balance in creating a positive work environment.
In an open office, the employee is as if under constant supervision. Such an oppressive atmosphere can well create feelings of awkwardness and anxiety among staff, which makes them appear active and engaged in work. They are ready to deny themselves short breaks, which are so necessary for the body for further effective work, if only look energetic and active. All this, on the contrary, is a veil and does not contribute to their productivity. What conclusion can be drawn from this? Employees should be judged on the results of the work performed, not on the time spent in front of a computer monitor.
An employee may feel constant, close attention and study of his actions from colleagues at work and company managers, which negatively reflects the effectiveness of his performance of his functions. No one likes it when they stand above their soul and every step they take is examined under a microscope. If a conversation with a client is the subject of close gaze of others, then such an entourage will only additional pressure on the seller and will negate all efforts to remain yourself and extremely convincing in the person of the client.
Business customers need to guarantee the confidentiality of their calls and the subject of communication. This is difficult to achieve against the background of the constant noise of an open-plan office with no soundproofing. For the employee who receives a phone call, it is difficult to maintain focus with a lot of distractions and the confusing factors inherent in an open office.
Many office workers are dealing with phone calls, which should not be confidential outside of the relationship between the caller and the specific person who receives the call. The simplest solution that does not require large-scale renovation work is to place the RoomVox ™ booths inside the office, ensuring the confidentiality the client needs.
Projects that include nondisclosure agreements need special treatment. Discussion data is known only to a limited number of staff members. Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed in an open office environment. The inconvenience of constantly moving to meeting rooms to discuss all sorts of details only leads to wasted time and energy, especially when it comes to minor issues.
While open offices were originally conceived to facilitate or enhance communication, they ultimately have a number of negative aspects. Instead of encouraging dialogue, office workers may, on the contrary, feel a little embarrassed by this openness. They may well be reluctant to share any work information with other members of the staff and are not at all happy if their conversations are within earshot of other employees.
Various studies show a very high incidence of sick absenteeism in open offices. It’s not only the stressful stress and unnerving noises of open offices, but the ability of viruses to spread faster in such an unhindered environment. It turns out that the easiest way to get sick is precisely when you are at your workplace, which in many cases contributes to employee evasion from work. For example, during the seasonal flu epidemic. Employees are also in no hurry to return to work as soon as possible after an illness due to the continuing risk of infecting other members of the staff.
Многие офисы не имеют фиксированных мест штатных сотрудников, с целью стимулирования эластичности отношений и личной предприимчивости работников. Но и у этого подхода есть своя темная сторона. В офисе много особо предпочитаемых и излюбленных мест, которые, как правило, находятся вблизи окон и вдали от центральной части помещения, и в отсутствии закрепленных за сотрудниками мест, борьба за такие особо лакомые «островки жизни» могут вылиться в конфликтные ситуации.
Many senior managers benefit from having a separate office. On the one hand, a separate office or workspace is seen as a sign of prestige and emphasizes the importance of the person in the structure of the company. In practice, the management always needs a separate room, where it is possible, far from "prying" eyes, to discuss with their colleagues some specific aspects of current activities.
In conclusion, we would like to point out the main thing - while the idea of an open office was supposed to improve working relations, in reality the result was exactly the opposite. Lack of personal space and a sense of privacy can not only negatively affect the morale of the company staff, but also split the team. Such close teamwork should have accelerated the interaction and productivity of staff, but in fact, the absence of a line between individual and collective work brings discomfort, irritation and, as a result, the inability to work at a high-quality level.
Dismantling the walls in the framework of promoting the idea of an open office created completely different walls and obstacles. The optimism that accompanied the development of this idea gradually gave way to an awareness of the need to provide employees with separate, secluded workplaces.
The main question is whether there is a golden mean, something that can combine the personal space of an employee and a place for receiving phone calls with the idea of open spaces and promotion of interaction between employees.
We produce booths RoomVox ™ in which both individual employees and a group of persons can work. They prevent the penetration of noise and are equipped with everything necessary for work. The ventilation system is based on motion sensitivity technology, the booth itself is safe and made with certified environmental materials.